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One day amounts to 24 hours. One day amounts to 24 camera shots. It was said in one good film: «An accomplished story is like a drawing when you … Read More
One day amounts to 24 hours. One day amounts to 24 camera shots. It was said in one good film: «An accomplished story is like a drawing when you have connected the right dots. » The twelve diptyches offered for your attention are not only about time. «Connecting the dots» here is to accomplish a picture from fragments of sky, road signs, houses, people, pedestrian 'zebras' and a lot of shining glass… These photos were taken from inside a rushing car – all these incidental things my Moscow is made of. Moscow is a random phenomenon. But, with all pieces taken together, it presents a beautiful geometry. You may call this collection a photo chronicles – a silent, introverted monologue of the city. The lines both harmonious and jagged – it makes some point for me. A huge city which lives by regular hours, then goes out of rhythm, lives through rush hours and, suddenly, stops… As a photographer, I react to these changes of the city's beating pulse. All right, maybe I should keep all these phantasies to myself and simply do the photography. But, you know, I'm the one who is connecting the dots, I'm the story-teller. My twelve diptyches are those very 'dots' I'm connecting – throughout 24 hours and 24 shots which maketh one day. I'm not trying to produce a trick of the 25th frame. And if I'm doing this – only in a sense that it is my final, summing-up story. 2008. Read Less
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